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Rand Paul threatens Obama´s
Fed picks over transparency

Associated Press, by Staff

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 5/13/2014 12:19:32 AM

Washington - Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul is making his latest threat to delay nominations, this time President Obama´s picks for the Federal Reserve Board. Paul, considered a 2016 GOP presidential contender, said Monday he wants a vote on his bill giving Congress more power to audit and review Fed actions. That includes the money the central bank has been pumping into the economy to reinforce its recovery. Without that vote, Paul said he would delay votes on Stanley Fischer´s nomination to become vice chairman, and on Lael Brainard and Jerome Powell to become Fed members.

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Now that he plans to run for higher office, Rand Paul complains about "transparency" with 0bama? What took you so long? BTW, whatever happen to all the 0bama "Czars"? Bueller?... Bueller?... Bueller?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Country Boy, 5/13/2014 12:38:55 AM     (No. 9846394)

I think his dad, Ron Paul, has been pounding the table for FED audits for many years. Why not?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Safari Man, 5/13/2014 1:01:22 AM     (No. 9846400)

Rand has been chalking up a lot of strikes against himself of late, but I do appreciate what he does in certain areas, especially the Fed. So many of this country´s economic problems are either caused by the Fed, or enabled by the Fed. The Federal reserve is right out of Marx´s manifesto and it needs to be reigned in severely. (see item 5 http://laissez-fairerepublic.com/tenplanks.html)



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